BUILD THE TALLEST FREESTANDING STRUCTURE

The  challenge is to

build the

TALLEST FREESTANDING

STRUCTURE

Using  only STRAWS &

                    PIPE CLEANERS!

 

What’s the deal:

Using a combination of straws and pipe cleaners only, build the

TALLEST FREESTANDING structure possible.

Here are the rules:

Ø   You have to use a total of 15 pieces of material. Any combination of straws and pipe cleaners.

Ø   The structure must be able to stand alone.  It cannot be leaning on the table or the wall etc.

Ø   It must be able to stand alone for 60 seconds without collapsing.

Ø   The structure must be measured with a yardstick.

Ø   The measurement of the structure and its ability to standalone must be verified by a library staff member.

Ø   The team with the tallest freestanding structure verified by library staff by October 5 will win a candy prize!

 

 

100 Penny Bridge

Can you build a bridge out of Straws that can hold the weight of 100 pennies?

This week’s challenge has you building a bridge that can hold the weight of 100 pennies!!

Your bridge must be suspended by using the 4 books provided.  You may only use the materials provided in the STRAWBEES kit, as well as any of the cardboard pieces, 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, a cup, and the pennies.  All of the materials do not have to be used but no others may be.

Your bridge must be suspended from the 4 books and be able to hold the weight of the pennies for at least 10 seconds.

 

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